And still more so when the argument is for punishing more gravely the enemy of the declarant.
And that the said Bessie Weir required the declarant to be there, which he promised.'
When this declarant went aboard the ship, it seemed to him she had twenty-nine or thirty pieces of artillery.
This declarant does not know that they carry more arms than are needed to arm all the men on board her.
This declarant does not know that more vessels have arrived or set out than the five of which he has spoken.
This declarant does not know what course they followed, more than as a common sailor who went on board to get his livelihood.
The declarant admitted a criminal intrigue with an individual whose name she desired to conceal.
It is true, that, if the declarant had no sense of future responsibility, his declarations would not be admissible.